Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge, B7042, Whiteleys, Sandhead, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, DG9 9AG, United Kingdom



Knockinaam Lodge, an original shooting lodge, is set surrounded by its own cove, facing towards Ireland and the Irish sea. It is a 10 bedrooms, country lodge, set in 40 acres and a private beach at the end of the garden. With a 3 AA Rosette restaurant, based on sustainable local produce, a set 5 course menu is presented at the end of each day (with dietaries included). Run by David and Sian Ibbotson for the past 18 years, where traditional values are as important as the wine list. 



Knockinaam Lodge is a boutique hotel that has 10 wonderful bedrooms, of which five boast spectacular sea views and one which is a two bedroom family suite. 

A real “home away from home” as all 10 bedrooms delight with their own individual personalities, giving the traditional building a modern feel, each bedroom is complemented with special little touches created by the hosts. Their self-catering Shingle Lodge is just a stone’s throw from the beach and is perfect for a rural retreat or a base from which to explore this wonderful are of Dumfries and Galloway. 


If the landscape doesn’t take your breath away, the food will, as this 3 AA rosette restaurant serves a set 5 course menu based on sustainable, local produce. The menu is carefully designed by Head Chef Tony Pierce and his chefs, and they are blessed with outstanding quality seafood and farm produce right on their doorstep, so the team have the pick of the crop and that includes fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs from their very own hotel garden.

10 tables for an intimate candle lit dinners

Real log fires, views overlooking the gardens and Irish Sea

Plated breakfasts


Knockinaam Lodge

Portpatrick, Wigtownshire

Dumfries and Galloway


T: 01776 810471
E: reservations@knockinaamlodge.com
W: https://www.knockinaamlodge.com


By Car: Easy to reach from the A75, 3 miles from picturesque Portpatrick, and only 8 miles from Stranraer.

Nearest Airport: Glasgow International (95 miles) – 2 and half  hours

Nearest Train Station: Stranraer (6 miles) – 15 minutes

Nearest Ferry: Cainryan (13 miles) 25 minutes


  • Logan Botanical Gardens: 12 miles, 30 minutes
  • Glenwhan Gardens: 12 miles, 25 minutes
  • Mull of Galloway: 20 miles, 45 minutes
  • Kircudbright Bay: 55 miles, 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Wigtown: 30 miles, 50 minutes


Check in time: 2pm
Check out: 11am

  • Complimentary parking
  • Chauffeur tours
  • Picnics
  • Packed Lunches
  • Walking Guides


  • Restaurant AA 3 rosette-awarded
  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Private beach
  • Exclusive use
  • Weddings


  • Real wood fireplaces
  • Concrete soaking bath
  • Seaview or garden view
  • Freeview TV
  • Bathtub and overbath shower
  • Fluffy bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Arran Aromatics toiletries



  • There are wonderful quiet beaches for exploring, walking and adventure
  • Portpatrick is the start of the Southern Upland Way walking trail

Gardens to Visit nearby

  • Logan Botanical
  • Glenwhan
  • Castle Kennedy

Market Towns to visit

  • Wigton (Book town)
  • Kirkcudbright (Artists)
  • Castle Douglas (Food)


Getting away from it all with a chance to restore and revive.

  • Fresh air, walks, fantastic food and wine, there is as much or as little as you want in terms of things to do.
  • Outdoor seating dotted around the garden, lunches and teas inside or out.
  • An area of Dark Skies, which can be stunning on a clear night.


  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Treasure hunts
  • Country walks
  • WW2 Historian walks
  • Country sports
  • Golf
  • Range of bespoke team building exercises
  • Walking Southern Upland Way
  • Cycling
  • Visit to Culzean Castle
  • Visit to Dumfries House
  • Fishing trips, on lochs or sea
  • Open water swimming

We are delighted to announce that Knockinaam Lodge will re-open on 1st August and are now accepting bookings for a minimum 2 night stay or more.

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Website – http://www.knockinaamlodge.com 

Address and postcode  – Knockinaam Lodge
Dumfries & Galloway

Telephone number – 01776 810 471

Email address – reservations@knockinaamlodge.com

  • Address Portpatrick, Dumfries & Galloway, United Kingdom
  • City Dumfries & Galloway
  • State/county Scotland
  • Zip/Postal Code DG9 9AD
  • Country United Kingdom


Updated on June 4, 2021 at 2:29 pm
  • Property Type: Best for Proposals, Coastal Retreats, Country Escapes, Country Sports, Dog Friendly, Exclusive Use, Gourmet Breaks, On the Beach, Part of a Road Trip, Perfect for Couples, Romantic Retreat, Wedding Retreats

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